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U.S. Government Information: WR 03/27/21

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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This page is an attempt to provide current awareness of federal government reports and activities. The page will be updated weekly to provide links to important, newsworthy, or interesting material published during the previous week. The goal is to keep the links to a manageable number for readers, not to be a comprehensive listing.

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Press releases : Mar 27 - Apr 2

3/29 - Energy Secretary Granholm Announces Ambitious New 30GW Offshore Wind Deployment Target by 2030 (DOE)

3/30 - Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Acting Assistant Secretary Lisa Peterson On Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (State; direct to reports)

3/30 - Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study (State; see also, WHO report and press release)

3/30 - New, Easy-to-Use Conservation Data in RCA Data Viewer (USDA)

3/31 - CFPB Rescinds Series Of Policy Statements To Ensure Industry Complies With Consumer Protection Laws (CFPB)

3/31 - DOD Revises Transgender Policies to Align With White House (DOD)

3/31 - Administrator Regan Directs EPA to Reset Critical Science-Focused Federal Advisory Committees (EPA; see also, statements from Senate Environment chair and House Science chair)

3/31 - Celebrating the Life of Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez (LOC)

3/31 - New Climatologies Added to World Ocean Atlas (NCEI)

3/31 - Hong Kong Policy Act Report (State; direct to report)

3/31 - Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes X, XI, XII, American Republics; Cuba 1961–1962; Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath, Microfiche Supplement (State; direct to volumes)

3/31 - Ambassador Tai releases 2021 National Trade Estimate Report (USTR; direct to report)

4/1 - Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit to Pursue Justice for Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives (DOI)

4/2 - State Agricultural Trade Statistics by Country of Origin and Destination Now Available on USDA, Economic Research Service Website (ERS)

4/2 - National Library Week: April 4-10, 2021 (Census)

4/2 - Statement by the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Leading a Coordinated Civil Rights Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (DOJ)

4/2 - Statistical Summary of 24-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle (FEC)

Bills Signed into Law: Mar 27 - Apr 2

Information below is from Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.

3/27 - H.R.1651 — COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021: amends the CARES Act to extend the sunset for the definition of a small business debtor

3/30 - H.R.1799 — PPP Extension Act of 2021: extends the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19, through 6/30/21

Congressional Hearings: Mar 27 - Apr 2

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4/1 - Voting in America: Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot (House Administration)